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DEFINITION: Polymorphic malware is harmful, destructive or intrusive computer software such as a virus, worm, Trojan or spyware that constantly changes ("morphs"), making it difficult to detect with anti-malware programs. Evolution of the malicious code can occur in a variety of ways such as filename changes, compression and encryption with variable keys.Although the appearance of the code in polymorphic malware  … 
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Custom Defense Against Targeted Attacks
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover how you can build custom-designed security that can withstand even the most advanced targeted attack.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Trend Micro

SCB Builds a Defense Against Malware
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, learn the story of an architectural firm that dramatically decreased malware attacks while increasing productivity.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015


Sagicor Takes on Malware and Wins
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper tells the story of how one financial institution put a stop to their constant stream of malware attacks.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015


Hypertherm Cuts Malware Out of the Picture
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a manufacturing company dramatically cut down on the time and effort needed to mitigate malware infections.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015


Food for the Hungry Stops Malware in its Tracks
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WHITE PAPER: In this case study, learn how a major non-profit eradicated malware in its network.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015


Florida Gulf Coast University Teaches Malware a Lesson
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WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive case study, discover how a major university kept thousands of users safe from malware.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015


The Importance of Secure Application Development Lifecycles
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide lays out four steps to implementing secure code. View now to learn how to develop the skills to mitigate malware attacks at the application layer. Additionally, examine the the myths about compliance-ready web app security assessment tools.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

White Hat Security

Holistic Protection against Targeted Attacks
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can design security customized for your network and for fighting off potential targeted attacks.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Trend Micro

Powerful Anti-Malware for Your Mobile Device
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Those who haven't yet secured their mobile devices are courting serious risk. In this white paper, discover what mobile anti-malware can do to bolster your mobile security.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 07 May 2015


Creating a Powerful Anti-Malware Defense
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In today's high-risk cybercrime environment, anti-malware and anti-exploit software need to be implemented on top of basic anti-virus. Read this white paper to learn more about successfully doing so.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 07 May 2015


Endpoint Security for Today's Cyber Risks
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how you can create layered endpoint security with the combination of anti-malware and anti-exploit software.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 07 May 2015


What to Do When Your Anti-Virus Isn't Enough
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
VIDEO: Recently, cybercriminals have learned how to get around most anti-virus software, making traditional security measures too weak to really protect you. Take a look at this brief video to learn how you can add anti-malware to the anti-virus you're already using for an added layer of protection.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Premiered: 03 Jun 2013


Network Security 3 Phase Framework
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a simple three phase framework for protecting data and defending against concealed threats. View now to learn how this strategy keeps you ahead of the curve to prevent new attacks.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 29 Apr 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Web-App Firewall: Protecting against DoS/DDoS Attacks
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines why traditional firewalls are insufficient to defend against malicious botnet attacks and how to rethink your security strategy.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 28 Dec 2012

Fortinet, Inc.

Anatomy of Cyber Attack
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: Attend this webinar to learn the anatomy of an advanced persistent threat and why it's critical to detect and isolate the attack at "patient zero," the initial point of infection.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Premiered: Mar 31, 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Think Like a Bad Guy: Understanding Advanced Threats and How to Mitigate Them
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Increasingly, today's advanced threats circumvent traditional defenses—even sandboxing. This SlashGuide white paper helps you understand advanced threats and how to defend against them.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Survey Shows Plenty of Room for Improvement in IT Security
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WHITE PAPER: A new survey from IDG Research Services reveals that most organizations lack confidence in their security defenses. Read this report to learn why, and how you can build security that's worth having confidence in.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

4 Anti-Malware Platforms Put Through an Anti-Exploit Test
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
VIDEO: In this video, a series of anti-malware platforms are tested with an exploit simulator test to determine which product has the early detection capabilities required for effective security.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Premiered: 14 Oct 2013


nti-Malware Tailored to the Needs of Mobile Devices
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
VIDEO: In this brief video, learn about the capabilities of mobile anti-malware and how a mobile anti-malware program could protect you.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Premiered: 15 Oct 2013


Infographic: What is Malvertising?
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, learn all you need to know about malvertising and how to stop it.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015


An Inside View of a Zero-Day Campaign
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper follows one real-life zero-day attack, detailing how the attack entered the network, what parts of the network it infiltrated, and how it was eventually mitigated.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015


17 Security Products Tested for Malware Removal and Repair
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the results of a series of independent tests on seventeen different anti-malware products.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 05 May 2015


How Anti-Exploit Software Stops Malware Early
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WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explains the concept of anti-exploit technology and discusses its capabilities.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 05 May 2015


An Inside View of a Zero-Day Campaign
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This article gets you inside the workings of a zero-day attack by giving you a step-by-step look at one that occurred just a few months ago.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 21 Apr 2015


Sandbox and Secure Email Gateway - Security Dynamic Duo
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how SEGs are evolving to deliver additional layers of protection against hackers and how sandboxing, when used concurrently, can inspect harmful emails that reside within the grey area between white and black lists. View now to learn how to prevent APTs from reaching an end user.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 29 Apr 2015

Fortinet, Inc.
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MALWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  varies with each "mutation," the essential function usually remains the same. For example, a spyware program intended to act as a keylogger will continue to perform that function even though its signature changes. If the malicious program is discovered by an anti-malware vendor and its signature is added to a downloadable database, the anti-malware program will fail to detect the rogue code after the signature has changed, just as if a new virus, worm, Trojan or spyware program has emerged. In this way, malware creators gain an advantage over countermeasure developers.The best method … 
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